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JAMIE'S BLOG – YEAR 9 persevere – 10 days to go

21 Dec


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There are 10 days left of The Promise 365 and this year. 

If there is one important, prevailing concept I could share, in one word, it would be this: persevere. We are who we are, and we are all here because of perseverance.  Possibly a little luck too, but if there is one word I could hang my hat on and hold myself to I would choose perseverance over luck. 

We all have perseverance. It is what makes us who we are – from the prevailing zygote to the continuous beating heart, to every breath we take. We persevere.

So it is, that I have shared my stories over the years here on this blog. From the Grand Canyon to the Moving Vans to the Surgical Rooms and back again. From the late nights and early mornings, the sunrise and sunsets. From hurricanes and sharks to scars and surprises, I have shared the uncanny ironies, precious moments and warm memories. And I must say, this has taken a pretty good dose of perseverance. 

And I will miss this.

There will be nights where I pick up my computer and forget that I am no longer blogging every single night. But there will also be moments of relief too, when I can put on my pajamas like the rest of the world and just go to bed without scribing a blog.  This is the contrast of the past and the future but the string that ties them together is an act of perseverance.

So let me just say, may you have all the perseverance you need and more to live your great adventures. You got this.

Trust me!
More tomorrow.Jamie

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14 Dec

JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9
keep showing up – 17 days to go
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There are 17 days left of The Promise 365! Seventeen days left to show up. That has been the secret of this promise process. The biggest lesson of all. The power move is showing up. That’s all it takes to find the magic inside of you. 

All the magic of the world is inside of you. So keep shining!  
Trust me!
More tomorrow.Jamie

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11 Dec

JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9
power – 20 days to go
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There are 20 days left of The Promise 365! 

Sometimes the most simple things are the most powerful. I have learned many lessons over the past nine years, including love, fearlessness, abundance, peak performance, bliss, joy, and kindness. All of them have one thing in common, trust. 

It’s funny to be on this side of making promises. Now, that I know this is my last one (who would have thought trust would be the grand finale?) I am in awe of how they all connect together through the power of trust. 

It takes trust to love. It takes trust to be kind. It takes trust to go after peak performance and to follow your bliss, tap into joy, and live in abundance.

It is the simple power of trusting yourself. And that is simply powerful. 

So here’s to trusting yourself in all that you do.
You got this 
Trust me!
More tomorrow.Jamie

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JAMIE'S BLOG – YEAR 9 sundays – 23 days to go

8 Dec


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There are 23 days left of The Promise 365! But there are only three Sundays left in the year and this blog. So today I ruminate on Sundays.

First of all, there are the let down Sundays like today, where the Patriots lost the afternoon game. (There have been many winning Sundays along the way too!). Then there are the inspiring ones like the times I have visited churches on islands and cathedrals in Paris. There are also the long-awaited ones where I hang on to the weekend with a tight grip and a good book before the workweek begins again.

But most of all there are the Sundays that represent new beginnings. They symbolize new days ahead with new ideas, new adventures, and new experiences. These are the rest of the Sundays in December of this promise and this blog. Because, while The Promise 365 is ending that means the future is beginning. 

And there is no greater adventure than the future.
Trust me!
More tomorrow.Jamie

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JAMIE'S BLOG – YEAR 9 let it snow – 30 days to go

1 Dec

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There are 30 days left of The Promise 365!

It’s the first day of December and the first day of Christmas and the first snow of the season! The back patio is already covered with a blanket of snow which makes the twinkling lights inside shine even brighter. It already feels like Christmas.

There is something special about the holiday season, despite all the loved ones it makes me miss. Over the years, the last nine years, I have written many times about my dear Mama Sling and it is always her that I miss the most.

The holidays are synonymous with Mama Sling, still. So many years later and it is always her that ties the holiday bow in my heart. The rest of my holidays will also be without her but not without her love. So I say, bring it on. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Here’s to a beautiful holiday season. 
Trust me!
More tomorrow.Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 don’t give up – 36 days to go

25 Nov


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There are 36 days left of The Promise 365!

You can do this. You can do anything. That has been my mantra for nine years.

You got this.
I have said this phrase to myself many times over the years. Which brings me to tonight’s lesson. Don’t give up on yourself.

There have been times where I have been pushed to believe in myself, even when nobody else did. There was one note I received in the first week of my second year of blogging. Basically, a reader who unsubscribed from this blog wrote me a scathing note, letting me know I had let her down. She didn’t find my writing interesting anymore. She thought I had “lost appeal.”

Everyone is welcome to their own opinion. But this comment really threw me. It hurt. I had been sharing my daily life goals and had such encouragement from readers, friends and family. Her comment not only hurt, it made me second guess myself, my writing, my message, my promise. 

In many ways, it was a gift.

She gave me a tiny dose of disappointment but she couldn’t take away my commitment. Or my promise. Or my experience. These are all things that only I control, create and share with the world. 

In the grand scheme of life, this is just a tiny blip on the radar of self-doubt. But it was a big lesson in believing in myself and my goals. 

If there is anything that I can offer to you now… nine years later… it is this: Don’t give up on yourself. 

You got this.

Trust me!
More tomorrow.Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 321 :: daily thoughts – 41 days to go

20 Nov

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There are 41 days left of The Promise 365!  

I started this blog (nine years ago) with one thought in my mind — you can do anything for one year. This is the excerpt from one of the first blog posts I ever made, Day 6

Someone once told me you can do anything for one year.

At the time I heard her say this, I was skeptical. Very skeptical. Possibly because I was just 20 years old, still in college and living on an erratic schedule of school-on and school-off, summer break and J-term days.

Quite possibly, it was also because she was describing her time in the Peace Corp living without food and eating bugs.

That’s what I said nine years ago. Today I would say something different. You can do anything for one year holds a much deeper meaning to me now, on this side of this promise. 

It is true that you can force yourself to experience something new like eating bugs, and that is significant. I believe in pushing yourself to your edge. But, what I have learned over these past nine years is this: when you make a commitment, and show up, and then keep showing up, your own personal truth will reveal itself to you. 

You might learn that you are resilient, or patient, or creative. You may find what fires you up, slows you down and stops you in your tracks. You might also learn that the adventure of life is full of lessons that you will miss if you don’t have a moment to reflect.

And that is the power of this promise. You can do anything for one year — and you will benefit from it for the rest of your life. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 320 :: boarding – 44 days to go

17 Nov


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There are 44 days left of The Promise 365! Tonight I celebrate boarding. 

I am boarding a plane… and it makes me think back to all the travel I have done over these past nine years. Tonight, I will be going somewhere new and old. The homeland. Germany. It’s a work trip but it’s a personal homecoming, to the place of my ancestry and my name: Esslingen.   

I will share the adventure with you and until then, as we take off, I am reminded of the lesson to try new things and go to new places. It opens the heart and the mind and it’s good for your soul!

Trust me!
More tomorrow.Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 320 :: tell your story – 46 days to go

15 Nov


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There are 46 days left of The Promise 365! Tonight I celebrate stories.

I have to admit, I have had my doubts about stopping this blog and ending this wonderful, crazy, daily adventure. Even though I know, in every cell of my being, that this is near completion and it is time for a happy ending. But my mind questions things. Mabe because this blog is like a limb of mine. 

Which brings me to today. We visited the Louisa May Alcott house in Concord, Massachusetts. I was in awe of the brown, colonial home, preserved so sweetly I expected Louisa to walk into the parlor and greet us, herself. Instead, we had a lovely young docent who guided us through the home site. She shared stories of the Alcott family that I wasn’t aware of and the transcendentalist beliefs they honored (including educating women!). 

But it was Louisa and her story, Little Women, that brought the family wealth and stability. The family was friends with many great thinkers of the time and influenced by Emerson, Waldon, and even Nathaniel Hawthorne, of House of Seven Gables fame. Ironically, we just toured that house last weekend. 

What I didn’t know was that Hawthorne spoke of women authors disparagingly, calling them “ink-stained Amazons” who were “without a single exception, detestable,” even forbidding his daughter from writing. 

Despite this, Louisa wrote and hew work chronicling life in the Concord house was it’s own shot heard round the world. Her works created wealth for her family and literature dreams for many little girls to follow. 

Today, while we were walking through Louisa’s house, I heard her whispers in my head. “Tell your story,” she said. “Share your words and touch the souls of others.”

I believe that is what I have done over these past nine years, and I hope Louisa is proud.  There is part of me that finds comfort in knowing words never end and stories live forever. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 314 :: joy is messaging

12 Nov


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Tonight I had a psychic reading. I don’t talk about these things very often to too many people but I have to share tonight because of the JOY it brought me. 

Mostly, I received some amazing messages from my mother, aunts, uncles and deceased family members that are so dear to me. It’s a beautiful thing, to talk to someone who can share messages from others that I can no longer touch. 

Especially, when the message is proof of something only I would know. 
 

 
Connecting with my loved ones. This is what brings me joy. 

More tomorrow… 
Lovemore,
Jamie

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